Back Pain

Back Pain servies offered in downtown, fidi, near BART/Muni railway Montgomery station, San Francisco, CA

If you develop crippling or ongoing back pain, turn to Dr. Hipp’s Chiropractic in Union Square, in the heart of San Francisco, California. Skilled chiropractor Katherine Hipp, DC, provides all-natural treatments that diminish back discomfort and restore spinal structure and function. To schedule a back pain appointment, call Dr. Hipp’s Chiropractic or request an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What does it feel like to have back pain?

Back pain feels uncomfortable. It might appear as a dull aching, or sharp pain. You may also experience burning, tingling, weakness, numbness, or radiating discomfort. The root cause of back pain could also cause stiffness, reduced mobility, or electric shock-like sensations. Visit Dr. Hipp’s Chiropractic at the first sign of lingering back pain. 

What can cause back pain?

The following conditions may contribute to back pain:

  • Spinal stenosis (narrowed spinal canal)
  • Sciatica
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Automobile accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Other injuries
  • Disc herniation
  • Compression fractures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Pinched nerves

You may also develop back pain during pregnancy. Dr. Hipp’s Chiropractic offers prenatal chiropractic care to help relieve your discomfort.

Determining the cause of your condition allows Dr. Hipp's Chiropractic to tailor a treatment plan that’s most effective for your unique needs.

How does my specialist diagnose the cause of back pain?

To effectively treat back pain, your Dr. Hipp’s Chiropractic provider discusses your medical history, lifestyle habits, symptoms, medications, and more. They complete a physical exam to look for signs of medical problems. They may order blood testing, an MRI, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to determine how to best treat your back discomfort.

How do chiropractors ease back pain?

Dr. Hipp's Chiropractic offers the following holistic treatments to ease back pain:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy involves injury-specific stretches and exercises that realign your spine, strengthen affected tissues, optimize healing after injuries, reduce the risk of re-injury, and ease back pain.

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments use manual manipulation techniques to improve spinal alignment, improve blood flow, and maximize healing.

Dr. Hipp's Chiropractic offers Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP), a research-backed method that restores ideal spinal curvature. The treatment combines physiology, geometry, biology, physics, and anatomy to identify root causes and treat your discomfort.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy uses manual pressure to reduce muscle tension, relieve soreness and stress, promote natural healing, and reduce nerve pain naturally.


Traction stretches your spine using manual manipulation or a machine. This treatment helps reduce spinal cord pressure, ease pressure placed on spinal discs, and diminish back pain.

® treatments

K-Laser treatments use painless light energy to target injured or painful tissues. This, in turn, regenerates cells, promotes healing, and eases back discomfort.

Dr. Hipp's Chiropractic provides patient education to teach ways to continue healing care at home between in-office treatments.

Schedule a back pain evaluation at Dr. Hipp’s Chiropractic by phone or request one online today to determine which treatments are best for you.